Tibellus Maritimus


The arrival of an inflatable kayak has allowed preparations to begin for exploring the wider bounds of the Beadle’s Parish. On washing down the craft after its first trial on the water I discovered a hitch hiking spider associated with these wetlands in the passenger seat- tibellus maritimus. These elegantly slender spiders do not weave webs, but hunt their prey in the long grasses of their salt marsh home.